Digital Health Makes You A Superhero!

Superman, Spiderman, the Flash, the Avengers, Green Arrow, Catwoman. Idolized superheroes are able to fly, jump from one roof to another beating up the bad guys. Although they all have their unique characteristics and superpowers, one thing is common. They all use their abilities to the fullest. Digital health offers you the same. You can become a real superhero if you proactively harness the power of technology for your health. Technology has the potential to transform how we think about our health The current medical system in most countries works as a reactive setting. The patient goes to the doctor with existing symptoms, the physician diagnoses a condition, then prescribes drugs and/or recommends a treatment. According to the underlying dynamic, the medical professional articulates his decision based on his knowledge and the patient follows orders. What happens when technology comes into play? What if the patient uses wearables and sensors to monitor vital signs and health parameters? Or what if he crowdsources medical information through patient communities or social media? With the rise of digital technologies, such as artificial narrow intelligence, robotics, virtual reality/augmented reality, telemedicine, 3D-printing, portable diagnostics, health sensors, wearables, etc. the entire structure of healthcare, as well as the roles of patients and doctors, will fundamentally shift from the current status quo. From reactive to preventive medicine. From a hierarchical pat...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Cyborgization Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers artificial intelligence comics digital digital health Healthcare Innovation marvel marvel universe superhero superpower technology Source Type: blogs

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HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, nosebleeds, and severe headaches. But you could also be at risk of hypertension symptoms if you have pain in these parts of the body. It could be a sign of a deadly emergency.
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The objective of this study was to investigate the immediate effectiveness of 2 counterforce orthoses in improving the sensorimotor abilities of the hand in patients with lateral elbow tendinopathy. METHODS: In this crossover, randomized controlled trial, elbow proprioception, pain severity, pain-free grip strength, and finger dexterity were measured in 50 participants with a diagnosis of lateral elbow tendinopathy. Outcomes were measured in 3 randomized conditions (no brace, forearm band, or elbow sleeve). Data were analyzed using 1-way repeated-measures analysis of variance for each outcome measure. RESULTS: Be...
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Shoulder Elbow Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The PRP and Tenex procedures were both successful in producing clinically and statistically significant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life. PMID: 30551782 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Shoulder Elbow Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Materials Chemistry and PhysicsAuthor(s): S.M. Patil, S.P. Deshmukh, K.V. More, V.B. Shevale, S.B. Mullani, A.G. Dhodamani, S.D. DelekarAbstractTiO2/WO3 nanocomposites (NCs) were successfully prepared by ultrasonic-assisted sol-gel method and acid functionalized (sulfated) by using chlorosulfonic acid. Various physicochemical properties of as prepared NCs were studied by using X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive analysis, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray p...
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Low-sodium diets are widely urged on people who have a variety of ailments, but there ’ s little proof they help those with heart failure.
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The number of foot and leg amputations linked to diabetes has risen almost 20 per cent in only four years, according to Public Health England. Robert Carew Hunt, 69, had his left foot amputated in 2015
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Ruiqi Bao, Sasa Liu, Chaofan Ji, Huipeng Liang, Song Yang, Xiaoming Yan, Yingqin Zhou, Xinping Lin, Beiwei Zhu
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It ’s often called “the most wonderful time of year,” but the holiday season can be anything but for those less fortunate. While many of us celebrate with delicious meals and decorated homes, the holidays can be a source of pain and hardship for those struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, there is no shortage of generosity throughout the so-called season of giving. From toy drives to turkey dinners, the Capital Region opens its heart and wallet to those in need. But what if we transformed…
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